Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

Wisconsin River Trip --Level 2/3

  • June 09, 2022
  • June 14, 2022
  • Wisconsin Dells Area

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Join the HCKC on this “never before offered” Wisconsin River Trip


Wisconsin River Trip 2022 with 3 paddling days including1day paddling through the Dells. Optional  hiking/touring (see below in pdf link). Sections of this trip were paddled by the Cincy Paddlers in 2018.


 Trip Sponsors: Suzy McCain & Mariann Davis (co-organizers of on-water & off-water activities).


 Dates: Arrive: Thursday, June 9th, 2022; Depart: Tuesday, June 14 (or choose desired participation).


 Trip Level: Level 2/3—Kayak/Touring (Boat length:14’ and above) 

 Trip Level Guide is shown in the last page of the link; Paddling distances and possible choppy  water  through  the narrows fall into a Level 3 trip. Paddling this area will be determined by the CFS on the  Muscoda gage.


Trip Description: Although Wisconsin Dells could seem like a cliche from our childhood, the beauty of the area  and its rivers are not diminished by its popularity. We will paddle an estimated 36 miles of this 420 mile river, 7 of  those miles through the scenic rock-faced Dells and Narrows. Cliffs, rock shelves, and huge standing rocks dot  this scenic corridor. The next paddling day which begins at the lower Dells will eventually reveal Rocky and  forested islands, sandy beaches and some narrow channels for exploration. On all paddling days we will enjoy  similar sites and scenery with stops on one of the sandy beaches for lunch. On our hiking day, Devil’s Lake offers  spectacular hikes away from the crowed tourist areas around the water (see Day 3 below in pdf). Of course, individual  options are also possible on this day.


 Camping: Rocky Arbor State Park, click: Rocky Arbor SP  (6 sites purchased in advance; 3 non-electric). The  electric  sites can add a tent & the non-electric sites can have multiple tents. (see availability below in PDF) Recommend  purchasing a Wisconsin state pass, $38; Daily admission for non residents is $11.  More on the  Pass: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/parks/admission.


 Directions from Indianapolis: Click here: To Rocky Arbor state park from Indy . Travel time: 6 hours.



 Trip Itinerary: Use GPS Coordinates (in red) for all navigation and shuttles


    Please click on Link for photos and complete information on this trip                                          

                                      Wisconsin River trip 6/9/22 .pdf

  **Trip is limited to 12 paddlers due to shuttles and limited camping opportunities   but non-electric sites are available at Rocky Arbor.  Based on interest, trip limit       may be lifted.  Contact marianndvs@gmail.com for questions** 




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